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Commentary on the Coordinates of Coordination and Collaboration*

John Elias and Stephen M. Fiore

The contributions comprising this volume address, directly or indirectly, the following basic questions: What makes a team a team, as opposed to just a group? What has to happen for an aggregate of individuals to truly cohere into a team? What are the conditions for this coherence to occur? Various answers to these questions may be posed, as well as various versions of these questions, depending on the particular context, situation, and disciplinary stance. Yet the singular term team still appropriately applies in and through these different approaches and contexts, and such apparent consistency of application would seem to indicate a certain consistency ...

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